Re: need help booting from SATA in 2.4.32

From: George Nychis
Date: Tue May 16 2006 - 17:17:32 EST

Willy Tarreau wrote:
> On Tue, May 16, 2006 at 04:31:52PM -0400, George Nychis wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've booted from a SATA drive in 2.4.32 before, but for some reason
>> 2.4.32 will not recognize this disk. It is recognized when I boot 2.6.9
>> though.
>> It uses the ata_piix module in both kernels. Whenever I boot 2.6.9 I see:
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> SCSI subsystem initialized
>> ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1f.2[B] -> GSI 7 (level, low) -> IRQ 7
>> ata: 0x170 IDE port busy
>> ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0x1F0 ctl 0x3F6 bmdma 0xBFA0 irq 14
>> ata1: dev 0 ATA, max UDMA/100, 78140160 sectors:
>> ata1(0): applying bridge limits
>> ata1: dev 0 configured for UDMA/100
>> scsi0 : ata_piix
>> Vendor: ATA Model: FUJITSU MHV2040A Rev: 0000
>> Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 05
>> SCSI device sda: 78140160 512-byte hdwr sectors (40008 MB)
>> SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back
>> sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4 < sda5 >
>> Attached scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
>> device-mapper: 4.1.0-ioctl (2003-12-10) initialised: dm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> However in 2.4.32 all i see is:
>> ----------------------------
>> SCSI subsystem initialized
>> ----------------------------
>> I am positive that my 2.4.32 has been compiled with ata_piix as a
>> module, and it does reside in /lib/modules/2.4.32/kernel/driver/scsi/
>> Any clues?
> Could you retry with it statically linked in the kernel ? I vaguely
> remember that if the original PIIX4 driver registers the device first,
> then ata_piix cannot get it. You could also ensure that you have
> properly removed CONFIG_IDE_PIIX4 (I believe it's called like this).
>> Thanks!
>> George
> Regards,
> Willy

Thanks for the help Willy,

I think you're on to something. I noticed this during the 2.4.32 kernel
hda: FUJITSU MHV2040AH, ATA DISK drive
hda: attached ide-disk driver.
hda: host protected area => 1
hda: 78140160 sectors (40008 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=4864/255/63

However i can't find CONFIG_IDE_PIIX4 in .config anyhwere. I did find
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_PIIX so i tried disabling it, but the device still
registered under hda.

If i build it statically, i get this error trying to boot:
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 00:00

AND it still finds the drive as /dev/hda

Therefore I built it as a module and put "alias scsi_hostadapter
ata_piix" in /etc/modules.conf" to atleast eliminate the
scsi_hostadapter thing

This is FC3, and my root is actually an LVM, so i get:
NVS: Cannot open root device "VolGroup00/LogVol00" or 00:00

So i'm thinking once the drive shows up as /dev/sda, the LVM will be
proper, and VolGroup00/LogVol00 will show up.

Any more ideas?


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